A Quasi Experimental Study to Assess the Effectiveness of Hot Application in Breast Engorgement among Post Natal Mothers Admitted in Post Natal Ward in Selected HospitalJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2022-01-05
Authors : Preshita Thorat;
Page : 699-701
Keywords : assess; effectiveness; hot application; breast engorgement; post natal;
The word 'postnatal' comes from the Latin word 'post' which means 'after' and 'natal' means 'of birth'. It is the period beginning immediately after the birth of a child and extending for about 6 weeks. Worldwide the incidence rate of breast engorgement is 1: 8000 and in India it is 1: 6500 women. It occurs between the third to fourth day of postpartum and more than 2/3 of women develop tenderness on the fifth day of postpartum. Some develop as late as 9 to 10 day postpartum. Approximately 2/3 of women experience at least moderate symptom of breast engorgement. Conclusion: Hot application compress with traditional methods reduce the breast engorgement and promote lactation.
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